April, 2014

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Jerry Mcgill lives in Portland, now. But he remembers what life was like as a 13 year old boy growing up in New York. One New Year’s eve night,…

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Quite arguably, Trina McCray very well could be the best hairdresser in the City of Portland, can we say that? Trina’s skills stand out from…

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If you missed Portland’s first August Wilson Monologue Competition, you missed one of the greatest performances I’ve seen in Portland in a long time. A…

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Who would think a Butterfly could do so much? Afterall, she’s a social change activist, motivational speaker, spoken word artist and an event host/promoter. She…

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 MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY We partnered with THE AMAZING Jewelry Designer Jamila Clarke for this one. Jamila is crafting a custom piece as a part of…

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To everyone who thinks Mimi makes ALL Black women look bad I gotta question, Do Donna Brazile, Esperanza Spalding, Chrisette Michele, Angela Bassett, Michelle Obama,…

Charlie Murphy

The beautiful and historic Aladdin Theater nestled in Portland’s Brooklyn neighborhood will never be the same. The semi-packed Aladdin welcomed Charlie Murphy on a recent…

T2 on display in NBA Playoffs

The Portland Trailblazers aren’t the only thing you should be paying attention to in the NBA playoffs. Portland’s own T-N-T is bringing major heat! Terrence…

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Sharon Maxwell has nerve! Nobody told her to cast a line into the river of Portland politics in an uphill stream attempt of hooking the Big Fish (incumbent Nick…

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This dude here has a bird’s eye view into Portland’s political scene and issues. How? For the past several years as host of Oregon Voter’s…

Kelvin Hall

Depending on the circle you’re in, Kelvin Hall is either well known or not known at all. Of the four candidates running for Multnomah County…

Teressa Raiford

Compared to her opponents, Teressa Raiford has two things going for her, she has one of the most recognized names and she knows first hand…

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Commissioner Loretta Smith knows the definition of underdog, she used to be one. In 2010, Commissioner Smith was given a mere 7% chance of winning…

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Congratulations to CoCo! Beautiful Black’s Student of the Month for April 2014! Do you want to be Student of the Month? Would you like to…

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Let’s keep it 100. Unless it’s same sex, these days marriage just isn’t a big deal. Although the purpose of this think piece is not to…

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Zine   /rhymes with mean/ : A small, noncommercial, independent, handmade or internet publication typically with focused content dedicated to a specific topic, issue or opinion.

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Beenie Man Cometh! Monday April 7th, 2014 beginning at 8pm at the TAO Event Center, 631 NE Grand Ave. Get tickets at The Caribbean Spice Market,…